Potentilla fruticosa (Sulphurascens Group) 'Elizabeth'
shrubby cinquefoil 'Elizabeth'
'Elizabeth' is a spreading deciduous shrub to 90cm tall, with pinnate grey-green leaves and primrose yellow flowers from late spring to early autumn
SynonymsPotentilla fruticosa 'Sutter's Gold'
see morePotentilla arbuscula misapplied
Potentilla fruticosa var. arbuscula hort.
Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Potentilla can be herbaceous perennials, deciduous shrubs, or annuals, with palmately or pinnately divided leaves and solitary or clustered, saucer-shaped, 5-petalled flowers appearing over a long period
- Name status
- Plant range
- Himalaya, W China
How to grow
Easy to grow well in most soils but flowers fade more rapidly in full sun and last longer in moister soils
Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Cottage and informal garden
- Gravel garden
- Rock garden
- Banks and slopes
- Flower borders and beds
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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